A comprehensive guide to exploring the best of France's history, culture, and landscape.
This beautifully illustrated and expertly researched guide is packed with information on Europe's most popular vacation destination, from the rocky shores of Brittany to the sun-soaked Côte d'Azur, with a special section devoted to Paris. Michelin maps are included for each area, accompanied by color photographs and sidebars throughout, providing additional information about historical figures, local cuisine, folklore, festivities, and many other details of traditional French life.
About the Author
The Automobile Association (Great Britain) has been publishing travel guidessince around 1910; and by 1929they were issuing 239,000 routes a year. In 2003 this number had risen to a staggering 32 million. The AA (Great Britain) has always produced routes and travel guides, a business activity that has grown rapidly in recent years – AA Publishing is now the UK's largest travel publisher, producing more than 8 million books in 2003.Begining in 1912 the AA also started to inspect hotels, and those receiving the AA's famous star classification were included in subsequent editions of the Members' Handbook. Todaythe associationinspects and rates more than 8,000 hotels and bed and breakfast establishments each year and review almost 2,000 restaurants, publishing the results in a series of annual guides.